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lepus (a hare)

EtymologyEdit

Unknown; not an Indo-European word. Perhaps of Iberian or Celtiberian substrate origin and related to Massaliot λεβηρίς (lebērís).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈle.pus/, [ˈɫɛ.pʊs]
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NounEdit

lepus m (genitive leporis); third declension

  1. a hare
    Sextus videt leporem.Sextus sees the hare.
  2. a poisonous sea fish colored like the hare
  3. (astronomy) the constellation Lepus
    • Hyginus, De Astronomia :
      Leporis autem hanc historiam memoriae prodiderunt.
      The following story of the hare has been recorded.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lepus leporēs
Genitive leporis leporum
Dative leporī leporibus
Accusative leporem leporēs
Ablative lepore leporibus
Vocative lepus leporēs

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AdjectiveEdit

lepùs m (feminine lepì) stress pattern 4

  1. fastidious, spoilt
    Jis lepus ir visada galvoja tik apie save
    He is so fastidious and always thinking only about himself.